Reuben and Rachel

DESCRIPTION: Rachel speculates to Reuben about "What a good world this would be If the men were all transported Far beyond the northern sea." Reuben, shocked, tries to fathom the idea; at last he offers marriage. Rachel accepts
AUTHOR: Words: Harry Birch / Music: William Gooch
EARLIEST DATE: 1871 (sheet music published by White, Smith & Perry of Boston)
KEYWORDS: dialog transportation courting love humorous marriage
REFERENCES (6 citations):
RJackson-19CPop, pp. 180-183, "Reuben and Rachel" (1 text, 1 tune)
Messerli, pp. 168-169, "Reuben and Rachel" (1 text)
Fuld-WFM, p. 460, "Reuben and Rachel"
Silber-FSWB, p. 345, "Reuben, Reuben" (1 text)
Pankake-PHCFSB, p. 86, "Reuben, Reuben" (1 text)

ST RJ19180 (Full)
Roud #15451
cf. "The Winnipeg Whore" (tune)
cf. "The Swede from North Dakota" (tune)
cf. "Napoleon (I)" (tune)
NOTES [28 words]: There is a children's game, "Jacob and Rachel" or "Reuben and Rachel," printed in Welsch, pp. 305-306. It is not listed as a musical game, but perhaps it is related. - RBW
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File: RJ19180

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